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For Rhetoric Instructors

What do understanding an abstract, avoiding plagiarism, formatting a bibliography, and picking a research topic have in common? All require information literacy, the set of skills needed to find, retrieve, analyze, and use information.

You’ve got a lot to cover in your semester already. The Libraries can help.

What we can offer you:

In the Matching Program, Rhetoric instructors are matched with a librarian who will serve as library contact person or consultant. We can provide you with:

  • An in-class session to help your students with an assignment
  • A quick orientation to library resources
  • Recommended resources to complement your assignments
  • Help teaching your students to find and evaluate resources
  • An introduction to the subject liaison in your field
  • A widget with research tips to add to your class ICON page

In addition, we have digital content you can share with your students, including:

(Want something else we haven’t made a video of yet? Let us know and we’ll make it happen.)

What we can offer your students in a library session:

Fill out this form to request a library session for your students. Your matching librarian will reply to schedule and craft a session to meet your needs. It is important to link the library session to a course assignment: please try to schedule your session for 2 weeks before the assignment is due. You should plan to be present the day of the session.

For more information, please contact
Kathy Magarrell, Head, Research & Library Instruction
Main Library
319-335-5093
kathy-magarrell@uiowa.edu